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The Vancouver Canucks head into the unkind confines of the Xcel Energy Center tonight to play the Minnesota Wild. Roberto Luongo is expected to get the start tonight, after posting back-to-back shutouts in his past two games against the Wild. However, on the road against the Wil...
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ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild put forward Brad Staubitz on waivers Friday, a day after suffering a third straight tough loss.
Staubitz, 27, was scoreless and was a minus-7 with a team-high 73 penalty minutes in 43 games this season. The enforcer was acquired from the San Jose Sharks in 2010 and had career-highs with four goals, five assists and 173 penalty minutes last season...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: Home sweet home. Home isn't a place the Wild have seen a lot of the last few months. Minnesota has played 20 of the last 29 games on the road and they are looking forward to unpacking their suitcases and being at home for awhile. Minnesota will play 18 of their final 29 games in St. Paul.
"It has been a long stretch on the road, it is something...
One of these things is not like the other!
What do the Minnesota Wild and the Vancouver Canucks have in common?
A Downward Spiral - "The Wild"
They’ve both been in first place in the West this season. Fortunately for the Canucks, they are the ones who are much closer to that spot than the Wild are.
The Canucks are a virtual lock to win the Northwest, so Minnesota is looking...
The best part of the NHL‘s realignment plan that lasted for about six weeks was that the Vancouver Canucks and the Minnesota Wild would go from meeting six times a year to two.
I have this theory, and it’s pretty out there, that Minnesota is a boring hockey team to watch.
Hosting the Wild is a mundane experience but playing in Minnesota is a soul sucking endeavour...
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, So while the Vancouver Canucks captain is officially “a game-time decision” for tonight’s meeting with the Minnesota Wild, there seems little doubt he will play and his extend his NHL ironman streak to 553 games.
Sedin tested his right ankle at this morning’s game-day skate at the Xcel Energy Center and said it felt better than it did...
With Mats Sundin about to be honoured on Saturday night there has been a lot of talk about his time here. On paper, he has been the best statistical player in the Toronto Maple Leafsâ history. This is ahead of great names like Dave Keon, Frank Mahavolich, Ted Kennedy, Charlie Conacher, and more recently, beloved guys like Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark. However, throughout his...
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LW Daniel Sedin and C Henrik Sedin each scored a goal against Minnesota for the first time ever, as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Wild 5-2 at Xcel Energy Center. G Cory Schneider made 21 saves for Vancouver.
LW Dany Heatley scored a ...
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The Minnesota Wild will have captain Mikko Koivu in the lineup when they host the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley
2. #9 Mikko Koivu
Captain Mikko Koivu will return tonight against Vancouver. A lot of teams are showing interest in Carolina winger Tuomo Ruutu.
from Sportsnet, “We’ve gotten calls about him for two years,” Gillis said. “There were times where we thought about (trading him), but we knew how good he was and I think he’s now proven to other people around the hockey world how good he is.”
Schneider has split time with Roberto Luongo this season and Gillis admits a difficult decision on which goalie to keep could...